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So woke: White Seattle womyn teaching “Undoing Whiteness” yoga class

Yoga instructor Laura Humpf

You white folk ready to get “woke” while in a yoga class?

Ready to unpack the harmful ways white supremacy is embedded in your body, mind and heart? Ready to embody an approach to racial and social justice? Ready for a spiritual community where oppression and privilege can be addressed with compassion and honesty?

Well, if you live in the Seattle area you are in luck! There’s a new yoga class at Rainier Beach Yoga entitled, “Undoing Whiteness,” to help you achieve these goals. From the Rainier Beach Yoga web site:

In this class we will:

have a discussion around the pathology of whiteness and how contemplative practices can be supportive tools to navigate looking at our conditioning with fierce compassion

practice tools of embodiment to understand how this lives not only in our psyches but also in our physical bodies

meditate to understand how the mind is affected by whiteness, as well as how the mind can be a tool to counteract whiteness with awareness and humanity

share an action we plan to commit to in order to support our desire for racial justice in our communities
Use Shelly Tochluk’s book Witnessing Whiteness as a guide for our work. Reading is recommended, but not required.

Why “undoing” whiteness?

There has been a call for white people to name our whiteness for decades now, and this is an opportunity for white folks to face our socialization under white supremacy and how it shows up in the body, mind, emotions, relationships and all social systems. Facing whiteness is about being in process with the implicit and explicit norms that maintain white supremacy, and this exploration is to discover and bring awareness to how those norms operate within and around us.

Interrogating whiteness means that we no longer hide from the conditioning of whiteness, and we name and take responsibility for the ways white supremacy advantages and dehumanizes us.

Why are you doing this work in a gentrifying neighborhood?

Gentrification is one of the most destructive ways white supremacy is currently operating. Here is a list of ways white people like me can work towards repair:

Support POC-owned businesses
Get to know people of color in the neighborhood.
Support POC teachers
Support POC caucus space
Do not interrupt or question the need for POC caucus space
Learn about the impacts of gentrification
Offer reparations
Offer free or low rent
Hire people of color and pay a living wage

Rainier Beach Yoga is committed to these actions. It is clear these actions will not end gentrification as this is a systemic issue that needs to be addressed systemically.

Read all about understanding and confronting your whiteness in a yoga class here.

h/t Twitchy

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Storeowner tells patron, “I don’t tell anyone what to believe” after he was offended by rebel flag vest

Yahoo’s original headline: “Vintage clothing store owner calls police on black man who objected to rebel flag vest.”

I prefer to highlight the fact that a store patron can ignore the fact that this is America and shop owners can legally sell whatever they want to sell.

But in today’s environment, every progressive has proclaimed themselves the SJW monitors of all that they deem good, correct and proper.

From Yahoo: The owner of a vintage clothing store called the police on a customer who asked why he was selling a rebel flag vest.

On May 25th, Nathaniel Dennis and his friends visited Beatnix on Halsted, an antique store that sells Halloween and theatre costumes, wigs, pride and transgender flags and makeup. The store is in the Boystown neighborhood of Chicago, home of much of the city’s LGBTQ residents.

Dennis has shopped at the store a lot, but until that day, hadn’t seen a leather vest with a rebel battle flag imprint. “We were looking at graphic T-shirts when my friend Dan Shade called me over to look at the vest,” Dennis, 32, tells Yahoo Lifestyle.

The symbol was distasteful to Dennis, a black gay man from Georgia, and he was curious why his favorite boutique frequented by largely marginalized customers would sell it.

Shade and Dennis quietly approached the cashier, who referred them to a manager. “He basically said, ‘Well, we sell vintage items. I don’t tell anyone what to believe’ and sent us to the owner.”

Dennis says owner Keith Bucceri admitted the vest wasn’t appropriate merchandise for the main sales floor and tossed it behind the counter. “But then he brought up Jussie Smollett,” the former Empire actor who claimed to be victimized by a racist assault in January.

“He said, ‘You shouldn’t be making up things that aren’t true like Jussie Smollett,” recalled Dennis. “I told him, ‘Why should we be subjected to symbols like this? As a black person, I am offended.’”

According to Dennis, Bucceri accused the men of dramatics. “He was so combative, saying, ‘Get it through your thick f***ing skull, it’s not racist,’” he says. “He said we were trespassing and to ‘get the f**** out’ or he would call the police.”

Dennis says an employee picked up the phone, so he and his group left. A representative of the Chicago Police Department’s 19th District did not respond to an information request from Yahoo Lifestyle. A police officer told Block Club Chicago that a phone call was made from the store about a man “refusing” to leave but no official complaint exists.

“I didn’t want to be the next unarmed black man shot or killed by the police, so we left,” Dennis tells Yahoo Lifestyle.

However, Shade re-entered the store to take a photo of the discarded vest. “The owner had no problem with me coming back,” Shade, 29, tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “He said ‘Your friend wasn’t listening,’ as if we were on the same side.”

Since the friends posted photos of the vest on Facebook, they say former store employees have shared unflattering stories about Bucceri. And the brand’s Facebook page is battling with enraged reviewers. Bucceri did not respond to Yahoo Lifestyle’s phone messages and email.

The store wrote on Facebook, “We do not sell that type of merchandise normally, it was not a shirt, it was a leather vest and wasn’t being sold to support any such ideas. It was taken off the floor and the customer didn’t want to stop going on about it and when he wouldn’t stop…was asked to leave and yes the police were called and when they came they said they could arrest him for criminal trespassing….and I said that would not be necessary….if you choose not to come to Beatnix that is your choice, but based on this sloppy person’s very poor listening skills and insistence on arguing a point unnecessarily since the item in question was taken off the floor..it seems irrational.”

On Wednesday night, Dennis appeared at a community meeting at a bar across the street from Beatnix. “As a black person, you have to pick and choose what situations you want to pursue, because it’s mentally exhausting,” Dennis tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “But I think this is important.”

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Perpetual victimhood: Failed demorat congressional candidate Saira Rao is a miserable womyn who hates everything

Via Ryan Saavedra’s Twitter timeline the other night, I discovered a miserable demorat womyn. Her name is Saira Rao and she ran, unsuccessfully, for Congress in Denver. From her Twitter bio:

“Writer| Columnist @browngirlmag and author of upcoming BROKEN NEWS @mcsweeneys. Founder @intogethermedia. she/her/hers”

She is apparently a “brown girl” and has a serious problem with many things in America:

The American flag
Perceived “white privilege”
White men
White folks

She also claims that: “If you are not actively anti-racist, you are actively racist.”

And this: “White people have done everything to make my life miserable. Yet I’m supposed to not hate white people?”

Her Twitter timeline gives a glimpse into the liberal mind of misery, hate, misconstrued perceptions, and mental disorder.

Imagine going through life being so miserable and having such a sense of perceived victimhood. And having the desire to share your misery on social media.

Sounds like the girl needs some therapy…

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U. of Georgia teaching assistant: ‘White people may have to die for blacks to be made whole’

Irami Osei-Frimpong is a graduate student, teaching assistant, and a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy at the University of Georgia.

Osei-Frimpong is a racist and advocate of violence against white people:

  • He posts videos on YouTube as “The Funky Academic,” in which he refers to white people as “sociopaths” and “Chick fil-A employees.”
  • In a recent tweet that he deleted, Osei-Frimpong said that “fighting White people is a skill,” and quoted Dr. Bobby Wright’s “Blacks kill Blacks because they have never been trained to kill Whites.”
  • In another tweet, on January 12, 2019, Osei-Frimpong posted a picture of a guillotine with this message: “One reason Black voters aren’t more left is because White Supremacy has succeeded in getting Black people to blame themselves as opposed the legacy [sic] of government policy and racial terrorism. The French erect guillotines. They are not confused about their enemy.”
  • Osei-Frimpong also equates masculinity with whiteness. On Dec. 8, 2018, he posted this nonsensical tweet: “We know that men who aspire to manliness aspire to a quality that is really close to Whiteness in America…masculinity is a form of Whiteness. And the aspiration for manhood reinforces White supremacy. The same for womanhood.”

It took a Facebook comment on January 16, 2019, that finally gave Osei-Frimpong much-needed public scrutiny. As reported by Campus Reform, he posted this now-deleted genocidal and condescending comment on the University of Georgia’s Facebook page:

“Some white people may have to die for black communities to be made whole in this struggle to advance to freedom. To pretend that’s not the case is ahistorical and dangerously naive.”

University administrators at first dismissed student complaints about Osei-Frimpong’s statements, claiming they were made “in his capacity as a private citizen on his personal social media accounts. At this point, we are unaware of any allegation of racially hostile or discriminatory conduct in the course of his professional duties or any statements falling outside of First Amendment protections.”

The university only altered its position that Osei-Frimpong’s Facebook comment was First Amendment-protected free speech after numerous online reports of his comment — including coverage by the university’s conservative student paper, Arch Conservative — and threats by large donors that they would withhold donating. (College Fix)

But the university continued to drag their feet for months.

Finally, in a public hearing on April 20, 2019, the university found an excuse — that Osei-Frimpong had violated its student code of conduct by lying in his graduate school application in December 2015, for which he may be dismissed from the university:

  1. He made no mention of his prior studies at the University of Chicago.
  2. He answered “no” to whether he had been charged or convicted of anything other than a minor traffic offense.

As reported by the AJC (Atlantic Journal-Constitution), near the end of January, the university received an anonymous call that Osei-Frimpong had omitted from his graduate school application his arrest in October 2011 for participating in an Occupy Wall Street protest during his studies at the University of Chicago.

At a six-hours-long public hearing on April 20, 2019, Osei-Frimpong claimed that the complaint against him is an attempt to “chill” his speech rights. He maintained that he left out his prior studies in political science at the University of Chicago because he was only thinking about schools where he had studied philosophy, and argued that he correctly had answered the question about prior charges or convictions because an Illinois judge had dismissed the charges against him.

To which Cheri Bliss, the university’s director of graduate student services, lamely replied: “It’s a concern you did not list (attending the University of Chicago).”

Here’s contact info. for the University of Georgia:

Dr. Jere W. Morehead
Office of the President
Administration Building
University of Georgia
220 South Jackson St.
Athens, GA 30602-1661
Ph: 706-542-1214
Fax: 706-542-0995
Email: president@uga.edu

 

 

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SJW Love Fest at Seattle Pacific University

WARNING: Watch this only if you have 2 hours of time to waste being completely pissed off.

The Players: an assortment of self-loathing white leftists

They are celebrating the first year of their new Social Justice Major at the university. The women and men in the audience are mostly white, an assortment of people interchangeable at any Peter, Paul and Mary concert on PBS. We know them. The women have that smug, smarter-than-the-world smirk, and all the males have been properly gelded, not a functioning testicle in sight…

…with the one exception of the properly licensed testicle operator,
the sanctioned Fearless Leader and tonight’s speaker, Tim Wise.

Tim Wise, like Noel Ignatiev before him, has made his bones prosecuting the inborn guilt of white people (especially white men).

He has books to sell at the back of the auditorium. Tim’s favorite SJW crowd pleaser: White Like Me: Reflections on Race From a Privileged Son. And there is a new favorite: White Lies Matter: Race, Crime, and the Politics of Fear in America. Along with these you can purchase from an assortment of other essays, sure to grant clemency to a white Liberal seeking redemption from the inherent evil of his/her DNA.

Did I mention that Tim Wise recently spoke at Harvard University, and opined that Christians should be locked up because they can’t function in the real world? 

Yeah, he said that. And he even used Noel Ignativ’s favorite excuse,
“I was just kidding… but maybe not.”

This hits extra close to home for me, as a relative near and dear to me has given up on college after 3 and a half years. He told me that at his new college he has been told in all kinds of ways that he is the enemy of everything good, for the reason that he is white and male, and worst of all, a Christian. He is a clear headed critical thinker, and that too has brought the wrath on him.

My relative had thought it would be good to see what’s happening at the historic college chapel with the Christian student club. The Christian club turned out to be invisible, either nonexistent or in hiding. And the historic chapel was being used for drag queen shows. Demons always like to throw a party when they can desecrate a formerly holy place; no exception here.

Tim Wise, like Noel Ignatiev, is of Russian Jewish descent, and they are both atheists.

Let’s add this up. They preach the same message. They have direct ancestors reaching back to the Bolshevik Revolution 100 years ago. Their actions are not those of honest debate and scholarship, but the actions of an agent provocateur, each lecture, a Molotov Cocktail of incitement to violent revolution. Looks like the very same principalities that deceived Russia 100 years ago are making a 100th anniversary attempt to repeat their success now in America.

So relieved I’m not white!
Wait! I am white?!!! 

Guess I had better run and hide. (NOT) No, we “white people” of all colors are ready to stand and fight, be it in the physical or the spiritual:

“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds. Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”
– 2 Corinthians 10:4

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Whites beg forgiveness for their ‘privilege’ with new hashtag; man drops girlfriend ’cause she’s white

Idi Amin, the late dictator of Uganda who was said to be a cannibal, once mocked British imperialism by having four Britons carry him on a makeshift throne when he made himself President-for-Life. He called himself the “white man’s burden”. (The Telegraph)

Here’s a contemporary version of white man’s burden.

Carmine Sabia reports for The Federalist Papers that “social justice warriors” filled with white guilt have created the Twitter hashtag #MyWhitePrivilege to apologize for being white.

Below is a sample of apologetic #MyWhitePrivilege tweets:

#MyWhitePrivilege means most of my interactions with law enforcement are positive. I was was [sic] once pulled over for expired registration and the cop told me just to go get it renewed and send him proof that I did.” — Catherine Griwkowsky (@CGriwkowsky) March 30, 2019

#MyWhitePrivilege allows Francis Scott Key who said ‘Africans in America are a distinct and INFERIOR race’ to write the national anthem and the song is played everywhere and demand everyone to stand. Whereas if you kneel due to injustices as black people you will be shamed. pic.twitter.com/oQDOal0hzF” — Macadon (@Macadon_YT) March 30, 2019

“Idont [sic] get scared for my life everytime I get pulled over. I dont [sic] have to worry about something in my pocket getting mistaken for a gun. I have all my doctors believe me about my pain. I have been given a leg up in life for the color of my skin #MyWhitePrivilege” — kayla cox (@kaylaccox) March 30, 2019

#MyWhitePrivilege is that I am given the benefit of the doubt in a way my black sisters are not. Even when I am angry, I’m seen as cute and non-threatening. Sure there is a healthy dose of sexism in this, but it is a privilege to be considered non-threatening.” — Erika (@thatsdoctor2you) March 30, 2019

“I’m autistic. This guy assaulted me for hand flapping. He called it “an aggressive gesture”. I assaulted right back. I wasn’t shot. #MyWhitePrivilege pic.twitter.com/UcTa8iWE55” — Randy Germain (@ElBrutoBastardo) March 30, 2019

“When you’re born with privilege, equality can feel like oppression. To everybody complaining about the hashtag, read other peoples experiences and learn something instead of always trying to start a fight. #MyWhitePrivilege” — Bobbie Dodds (@BobbieDodds) March 30, 2019

Christopher Rivas, a Latino who calls himself a storyteller and actor, actually broke up with his girlfriend because she is white.

Rivas wrote in his op/ed, “I Broke Up With Her Because She’s White,” New York Times, March 29, 2019:

O.K., let me just get to it. I think I broke up with my last girlfriend because she’s white. Actually, no, I definitely broke up with her because she’s white….

It’s been a year since I broke up with my girlfriend, and I haven’t told her the real reason. I talked around it, mumbling about how I was trying to figure out who I was or whatever. She didn’t understand. I’m not sure I do either. There was nothing wrong with her at all.

I don’t really know what my tipping point was. It just kind of happened. At 30, I woke up one day, took a deep breath, looked at her and thought, “I don’t think I can date white women anymore.”

Maybe I wouldn’t have broken up with her if it hadn’t been for all the judgment coming my way. Over the years I have dated brown women and black women, but mostly white women. I hadn’t thought about why that was, but when some brown and black people in my community started giving me a hard time about dating white women, I sensed they’d be happier if I stopped….

But the real reason I think I can no longer date white women isn’t any of that. It’s because in today’s hashtag-woke society, there is mad pressure to be hashtag-woke. To be aware of the implications of whom you’re attracted to and why. Which means that in the eyes of others, the color of the women I date is a big deal. Like I’m the problem. Like I’m betraying my people if I date white women.

But I was taught that we were all one people!

I see people watching me with a stink eye, noses turned up, as if they think black and brown people would somehow be better off if I dumped my white girlfriend. It’s a lot of pressure. Along with each watchful eye, the whispers of, “Pick a side, Chris, pick a side,” fill my already noisy mind….

How did we get here? If everyone is so woke, why are things so terrible? Maybe everyone isn’t so woke. Anyway, what am I supposed to do? How do I love as a brown body in the world in a way that makes everybody happy? I fell for a white woman and she fell for me — simple as that — yet I feel as if I’m doing the wrong thing by dating her.

Am I the problem or is everyone else? Do white women find me attractive or do they see me as some exotic idea they should find attractive? Do I find white women attractive or do I see them as some exotic idea I should find attractive? Do I even know whom I’m attracted to or why?….

So here I stand, trying to be woke, and not dating white women, and feeling kind of bad about that. Because I’m definitely dating, and thinking that the decision to no longer date white women might not be my own, that any decision to choose a side doesn’t help the whole hashtag-woke thing because how do we solve anything if we just separate and isolate? And also, I mean, a lot of white women are really cool.

Obviously white women are cool. All women are cool….

Anyway, this is me yearning, praying, journaling, writing, dialoguing, putting up a one-man show, wishing, trying to pick a side, wondering how to choose myself and trying to wrap my head around this, hoping that I’m doing woke right, because something just doesn’t feel right.

The #MyWhitePrivilege white-guilt hashtag got some pushbacks. Here’s a sample:

#MyWhitePrivilege is me entering the wrong class room, leaving 60 seconds later, and having the cops called on me cause someone thought I was a school shooter. Yes, this happened” – ☠ 𝕱𝖑𝖔𝖔𝖗 🎩 #𝕲𝖔𝖙𝖍 𝕳𝖔𝖘𝖕𝖎𝖙𝖆𝖑🖤🏥 (@Floorcina) March 30, 2019

“Asians have the highest income in the USA, but liberals are so dumb they don’t understand facts so they got #MyWhitePrivilege trending trying to perpetuate their hoax that America is a horrible and racist place that always keeps minorities down.” — Mark Dice (@MarkDice) March 30, 2019

“I can destroy the #MyWhitePrivilege myth with two words: Jussie Smollett. Can’t believe this is trending. Nice way to continue dividing our country, SJWs.” — JosiahRises (@JosiahRises) March 30, 2019

“why on God’s green Earth is #MyWhitePrivilege trending? What the Hell is wrong with you @Twitter? Why are you constantly leading the charge to divide us? Sick.. truly sick. There is no such thing as White privilege. It’s a made up concept by the left to separate us.” — Joe Pags Pagliarulo (@JoeTalkShow) March 30, 2019

#MyWhitePrivilege doesn’t exist. Ask Jussie Smollett.” — Cloyd Rivers Pics (@CloydRiversPics) March 30, 2019

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MAGA hate crime: Black student assaults white for MAGA hat

Edmond Santa Fe High School is a public school with approximately 2,100 students in Edmond, Oklahoma.

The Edmond Sun reports that last Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, during a school fundraiser, Double Wolf Dare Week, an “altercation” between two Edmond Santa Fe students resulted in a ticket of summons being issued to one of the male students, Kenneth Dewayne Jones, 18.

A video of incident was sent to The Edmond Sun, which shows an older black male and a white underage male involved in the altercation. The underage student was wearing a red MAGA (Make America Great Again) hat and a Trump banner as a cape.

The black student can be heard name-calling the white student: “Take it off or I’ll rip it off … do you want me to rip it off?”

The white student attempts to sidestep the confrontation, but is blocked by the older black. The words of the younger student are not clear in the video.

The older male then knocks the hat off the younger male. Another student tries to intervene in a nonviolent manner.

A school resource officer issued a ticket to Kenneth Dewayne Jones, who is named on the municipal court summons on an offense of assault and battery. He has not been formally charged.

A mediation process is the next step facing the students.

Edmond Police spokeswoman Jenny Wagnon said: “How the summons works is that the student who is an adult, who was given the municipal summons, and the parents of the other student in the hat — those parents will have to contact the city attorney’s office within five days. And then both parties will meet with the city attorney and try to work something out. If not, then it’s up to the city attorney to file the assault charges against the student who is an adult.”

The Edmond Public Schools district refused to release the name of the adult student. School spokeswoman Susan Parks Schlepp said:

“In the video, a student is seen confronting a classmate who is wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat and carrying a ‘Trump’ flag. The student then proceeds to grab the flag and knock the hat off of his classmate’s head. Given that hats were allowed at school yesterday as part of the week-long fundraising events, there was no specific dress code violation. The student’s choice to grab a classmate’s property and knock his hat off did, however, violate the school’s discipline policy. In response, Edmond Santa Fe High School administrators, working simultaneously with Edmond Police, addressed the incident with swift and immediate disciplinary action. The school district honors students’ First Amendment rights, but must at the same time be vigilant in teaching and supporting students as they learn how best to respectfully express their opinions.”

A police report was not available Tuesday morning, but police continue investigating the incident.

H/t Clash Daily

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MAGA hate crime: 81 y.o. man assaulted for wearing MAGA hat

More hate crimes against Americans wearing MAGA hats.

On February 25, 2019, at around 3:24 p.m., police responded to a call of a dispute at the ShopRite on Elizabeth Avenue in Somerset, New Jersey.

Arriving officers found an 81-year-old man suffering from minor injuries.

The victim told officers that as he was exiting the store after purchasing his groceries, a man confronted him regarding his red MAGA (Make America Great Again) hat, according to the prosecutor’s office.

A brief verbal confrontation ensued. As the victim turned to walk away, the attacker grabbed the victim’s hat and the two struggled for possession of the hat. The attacker then took the victim by the arm and threw him to the ground, tipping over the victim’s cart of groceries and  throwing his hat to the side.

Happily, police arrested the attacker, Ryan M. Salvagno, 19, the same day.

Salvagno is charged with assault, a disorderly persons offense, and harassment, a petty disorderly persons offense. He is scheduled for arraignment on March 14 in Franklin Township Municipal Court.

Sources:  Bridgewater Courier News; Canyon News

In some states, assault on an elderly victim is categorized as aggravated assault that carries more serious penalties, but apparently not in New Jersey.

H/t Big Lug

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Fake Hate Crime: Hollyweirdo Jussie Smollett arrested for faking racist-homophobic assault

Early this morning, actor Jussie Smollett, 36, turned himself in to Chicago police after he was charged with a felony for lying to police when he claimed to be the victim of a racist and homophobic attack. Detectives had earlier contacted the actor’s attorneys to negotiate a reasonable surrender for his arrest.

Smollett, who is due in court for a bond hearing at 1:30 p.m. today, could face probation or up to three years in prison if convicted, a Cook County State’s Attorney office spokeswoman told NBC Chicago. (Page Six)

Smollett, best known for the Fox TV show Empire, is both black and “gay”.

Smollett told police that on January 29, at around 1:30 a.m., he was accosted by two men in downtown Chicago who shouted racist and homophobic slurs, beat him up, poured bleach on him, wrapped a noose around his neck, and warned him that “This is MAGA country!”– a reference to President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan.

Over the past 20 or so days, however, Smollett’s story has completely fallen apart (Breitbart):

  • Police sources said the rope wrapped around Smollett’s neck was traced back to a purchase made by Smollett himself.
  • According to CBS Chicago, Smollett paid $3500 to two Nigerian brothers, Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo, who are also black, to stage a racist and homophobic attack on him.
  • A search of the brothers’ apartment turned up bleach, a red hat, and a script from Smollett’s TV show Empire. One was an extra on Empire; the other was Smollett’s former personal trainer. The brothers are cooperating with police. They told detectives they and Smollett had rehearsed the attack days prior to it happening.
  • The two brothers also told police Smollett was behind creating a racist letter that was sent to the actor on the set of Empire. When that letter did not get a “bigger reaction,” Smollett orchestrated the phony assault with the two men a week later. (Townhall)

At a press conference today, Chicago police superintendent Eddie Johnson said “The stunt was orchestrated by Smollett because he was dissatisfied by his salary.” Johnson said as a black man who’s grown up in Chicago, he’s “offended” and “angry” with Smollett taking advantage of the pain and anger and racism to promote his career:

“I’m left hanging my head and asking why? Why would anyone, especially an African-American man, use the symbolism of a noose to make false accusations? How could someone look at the hatred and suffering associated with that symbol and see an opportunity to manipulate that symbol to further his own public profile?” (Page Six)

According to Wikipedia, Smollett’s first name is Justin, but prefers Jussie. He is bi-racial: His father was Jewish, whose family emigrated from Russia and Poland; Smollett’s mother is African-American.

In 2017 in Los Angeles, Smollett pleaded no contest to providing false information to law enforcement when he gave police a false name at a DUI stop.

Update:

Sharp-eyed FOTM reader Maryaha draws our attention to the similar appearances of Jojo Smollett — Jussie’s brother, also an actor — and the man next to Obama dressed as the Baphomet. Here are the side-by-side pics:

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Update (March 8, 2019):

Grand jury returns 16 felony counts against Jussie Smollett (CWB Chicago).

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Wednesday funnies…#JussieSmollet hoax edition!

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